Hewlett-Packard

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A sinking ship

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Boise, ID
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Lots of people, outside the company, remember the old HP, back when it was synonymous with quality and may afford one undeserved respect based upon that reputation.

There are some good middle managers left over from the past, though their numbers are thinning fast.

Cons

A game of musical chairs based upon seniority and connections.

Innovation is dead, with the exception of acquisitions which are quickly assimilated into the borg and reduced to undersized, HP clone operations.

Training and career development are not part of the new HP. Why train when you can hire from the outside?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Divest the company and break it back into a thousand pieces. The economy of huge scale isn't working for you or your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    (3PAR division) constant fire fighting mode, management / project mgmt by bugzilla"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    - Cool , smart engineers
    - learn about storage arrays

    Cons

    - The array is pretty much developed, not much new innovation or development work (software wise), mostly bug fixing.
    - Management mostly rewards old timers
    - Currently the place is crawling with program managers, and over the past year has become very management heavy.
    - First level managers does not motivate people, or get to know them on a personal level to know their individual contribution / strengths / weakness.
    - Very hard to get promotion past the senior engineer level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees, on a personal level, know their strengths , weakness, and how to make best use of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the ability to work with alot of different clients

    Cons

    No real career path. LImited opportunities for growth. Get in good with your management and your life is easy, be anything less than a favorite child and your life will be miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the 'promote who you know' approach for opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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